Indonesia is a hot spot for tourists: Annually about 15 million visitors come to enjoy their holidays, staying in over 3.3 million hotels spread throughout the country. An average visitor in Indonesia leaves about 1.5 kg of waste per night, in resorts even up to 6kg – a total of 20-90 Million kg of waste every year! This is why we started Econesia.
Econesia offers reuse solutions to free the hospitality and retail industry of single-use plastics. The launching product is a full-service drinking water solution for hotels: Instead of using single-use plastic water bottles, Econesia provides hotels with a water filtration system to offer fresh and healthy water in refillable glass bottles. In the future Econesia will also help hotels reduce single-use amenities (shampoo, soap, dental kit, etc). By going plastic-free hotels don’t only benefit from competitive advantages, as the consumer concerns about plastic pollution is growing, but they also save costs spent on disposable plastic products with a return of investment within just 2-3 months.
If all goes according to plan this world changing company will save 10 million plastic bottles and other single use disposables on a monthly basis by 2022!